First it was an ocean. Then mountains and later a mountain range. Now it is home to the high-altitude vineyards that produce wines with a mountain-inspired personality and a complexity and character only this terroir can bestow.
This blend has remarkable color intensity. Very concentrated and fragrant, with outstanding notes of pepper and spices reminiscent of Cabernet Sauvignon, and fruits like blackberries, cherries and plums characteristic of Malbec. Licorice and vanilla are the main descriptors. A round, persistent blend of silky tannins.
Location: The grapes used for this wine came from a single vineyard in Finca La Esperanza. Los Chacayes is currently considered one of the best terroirs of Argentina.
Altitude: 1,200 meters above sea level for Finca La Esperanza.
Yield: 8,000 kilograms per hectare.
Serve at 60º-64ºF / 15º-17ºC
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